Twenty local celebrities will put their skills to the test in CAA Niagara's first annual Distracted Driving Derby, Aug. 23 at the Pen Centre. They will pilot pedal cars through an obstacle course while trying to text and drive, apply make up and peel bananas.
"This is a fun event to draw attention to a very serious issue," says Peter Van Hezewyk, president of CAA Niagara. "Distracted drivers are three times more likely to crash. These community leaders have joined us to encourage drivers to put down the phone and avoid other distractions."